Topic: Enhancement suggestion (extended<>primary)
The ability to convert an extended partition to primary (and vice versa?)
First and foremost, I would like to be clear that I think Gparted is awesome and you guys are doing an excellent job. Thank you!
I suspect this just isn't something that has to be done very often or was just omitted for another reason? I recently had to do something I'd never had to do before because of something really strange that happened with an XP/NTFS partition. I suspect it had something to do with a USB thumb drive partitioning utility but I'm not sure. Somehow the the system partition got transformed into an extended volume but XP still thought it should be the boot volume even though it is incapable of booting from that. The second partition on the drive at the time was stupidly designated the system volume by XP. I sort of "jumpstart" booted the system from a floppy for a while which got annoying quick. Anything I tried with recovery console, manually editing boot.ini and setting partition active didn't work. So I was disappointed to be forced to use a copy of Partition Tragic 8.05 which will let you convert extended<>primary... I didn't see a way to do this with the Gparted LiveCD which has never failed me before.